Department of Classical Studies

B.A. in Classical Studies
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The Department offers a single B.A. degree in Classical Studies, with three possible concentrations. See requirements and details for each concentration listed below. *Please note, it is not possible to "double major" in Classical Studies by completing requirements for 2 different concentrations since only one degree is offered.

Students interested in teaching Latin at the secondary level should choose the Classical Language and Literature concentration, with some restrictions [U129], and will need to complete additional requirements. For more information on this option, click Initial "A" Certification in Latin.

We invite ALL students to consider a second major especially in the Classical Civilization concentration. This program was designed to provide a broad-based liberal arts degree which can complement many other majors and serve as an excellent general background for many professional fields, including law, journalism, advertising, and others. The degree can also be completed easily while satisfying University GEC and College requirements by choosing one of the following courses for each category below:

  • Foreign Language requirement: LAT or GRK through the 204 level
  • GLT: CCI 227, 228, 305, 324, 325, 326
  • GFA: CCI 306, 312
  • GPR: CCI 205, 321, 340, 350
  • GHP/CPM: CCI 201, 202, 211, 212, 240
  • GRD: CCI 102
  • GSB: CCI 207

Complete the major with as few as 1-2 electives (check with your CLS advisor)

The Department also offers a Minor in Classical Studies which consists of 15-21 hours in courses to be approved by the department advisor. You can declare a minor and have your courses approved on-line by visiting our Declare a Minor page.


Requirements:

The Classical Studies major requires a minimum of 30 hours above the 100 level distributed as follows in one of three possible concentrations. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA for courses in the major, and nine (9) semester hours at the 300 level or above, with three (3) semester hours in an advanced seminar (400 level)*.

*Advanced Seminars:

CCI 405, 407, 475, 490, 502, 512

Concentrations:

Classical Language and Literature [U357]

  1. 6 s.h. in Core courses: CCI 201, 202
  2. 12 s.h. in one language
    • Latin - must include at least 3 courses at the 300 level or above
    • Greek - must include at least 1 course at the 300 level or above
  3. 3 s.h. in material culture to be chosen from: CCI 211, 212, 312, 313, 314, 360, 365, 475, 512
  4. 6 s.h. in literature in translation to be chosen from: CCI 205, 227, 228, 305, 306, 321, 324, 325, 326, 405, 407, 502
  5. 3 s.h. in a related field to be chosen from: CCI 206, 207, 240, 323, 330, 336, 340, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 370, 490 or one of the above categories

Classical Civilization [U354]

  1. 6 s.h. in Core courses: CCI 201, 202
  2. 3 hours in either Greek or Latin at the 204 level or above
  3. 3 s.h. in material culture to be chosen from: CCI 211, 212, 312, 313, 314, 360, 365, 475, 512
  4. 9 s.h. in literature to be chosen from: CCI 205, 227, 228, 305, 306, 321, 324, 325, 326, 405, 407, 502
  5. 9 s.h. in a related field to be chosen from: CCI 206, 207, 240, 323, 330, 336, 340, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 370, 490 or one of the above categories

Classical Archaeology [U352]

  1. 6 s.h. in Core courses: CCI 211, 212
  2. 3 s.h. in either Greek or Latin at the 204 level or above
  3. 9 s.h. hours in material culture to be chosen from CCI 312, 313, 314, 360, 365, 475, 512
  4. 3 s.h. hours in literature to be chosen from: CCI 205, 227, 228, 305, 306, 321, 324, 325, 326, 405, 407, 502
  5. 9 s.h. in a related field to be chosen from: CCI 206, 207, 240, 323, 330, 336, 340, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 370, 490 or one of the above categories